ascta Queensland Branch
It is with great sadness that we received the news of the passing of Jan Cameron. We are all aware of Jan’s magnificent coaching career and achievements. We would like to take this opportunity to reflect on the influence that Jan had on those around her, especially during the last 5 years which she spent living at the Sunshine Coast (QLD).
Jan originally moved to the Sunshine Coast to retire but took on the Para Coaching position at the University of Sunshine Coast (USC) from 2013 through to the 2016 Rio Paralympics. During this time Jan built the number of athletes within the USC program and catered individually for the needs of each of the athletes. Jan would often coach athletes outside of her coaching hours to make sure their work, school or university schedules were met. Jan would always build a strong relationship with her athletes and took the time to learn about them, their families and their lives. She would offer advice and always had plenty of stories or anecdotes to share with her charges, at the same time her athletes learnt that Jan was invested in achieving their desired results and would never compromise performance. They respected her and appreciated the leadership she gave them.
Since 2017 Jan performed the role of Para Mentor Coach for Swimming Australia. Jan was at her best in this position and mentored coaches successfully on the recent Commonwealth Games Team. Jan was straight to the point and would advocate for coaches, women in sport and people with disabilities. It was always about common sense and what was the right thing to do, Jan would not tolerate anything less. Jan influenced so many people across the swimming fraternity including athletes, administrators, sports scientists and coaches. Many people were touched by her kindness and the way in which she cared for athletes and coaches, always putting them first. The landscape of swimming will change with the loss of Jan Cameron, a great role model and mentor has been taken from us and we will miss her.
Our prayers and thoughts go out to Jan’s family, Husband Kevin and Son Scott.
President: Mark Lorrimer
ascta Queensland Branch
Dear Members, Life Members and Management Committee,
Please find below the Agenda for the upcoming asctaQLD Annual General Meeting.
The 2017 asctaQLD AGM & Presentation of Awards will be held on Friday, 15 December 2017. Details below:
Venue: Theatre Foyer, Sleeman Sports Complex
Time: Approx. 3:00pm (after the Heats Session of Qld Championships)
Should you have any queries, please do not hesitate to contact us.
Congratulations to the coaches named below, whom had athletes achieve an Australian Record or higher in the 2015/16 Swimming Season.
Rick Van Der Zant
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2017 asctaQLD Conference
Thank you again to all Teachers and Coaches who assisted with this years conference.
Thank you also to Kellie and Trudee from Swimming QLD, for all of your behind the scenes assistance.
…and finally thank you to all who attended. The asctaQLD board looks forward to bringing an even better program for you next year.
All asctaQLD members are invited to attend the 2016 asctaQLD AGM & Presentation of Awards Luncheon
WHEN: Friday, 16 December 2016 (last day of QLD State Championships)
WHERE: Theatre Foyer, Sleeman Sports Complex
TIME: 3:00pm approx
COST: There is no cost
RSVP: Please RSVP via the link below by Friday 9 December 2016
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Swimming Queensland is pleased to announce the inaugural Paulus Wildeboer Coaching Scholarship has been awarded to Paul Jones (Ambrose Treacy), Lachlan Staples (Southside Aquatics), Richard McLean (Toowoomba Grammar) and James Boyce (Cotton Tree).
SQ was able to increase the number of recipients of the 2016 scholarship to four due to the support of the Queensland Academy of sport.
Paul, Lachlan, Richard and James will attend the American Swimming Coaches Association World Clinic in September this year and will also visit the home program of a leading US Coach.
The scholarship pays tribute to SQ’s former Head Coach, Paulus Wildeboer, an inspirational man who touched the lives of everyone he met in his short time with us.